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This Day in Film History:
August 12


1881:

Legendary epic director Cecil B. De Mille is born in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

1988:

Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ opens after the director had tried to bring Nikos Kazantzakis' novel to the screen for ten years. The film opened to a storm of controversy as various Christian groups objected to the portrayal of Christ therein.
Source: Forbidden Films





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